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What?! Graduation Cheers Met with Arrest Warrants in Mississippi

‘Tis the season for graduation, which means eye-catching commencement speeches and — in the case of a few unwanted cheerers at the Senatobia High School graduation in Senatobia, Miss. — arrest warrants. Wait, what?

According to WGN-TV Chicago, Senatobia Municipal School District Superintendent Jay Foster requested that everyone at the graduation ceremony please hold their applause until all the names were called. If you’ve ever been to one of these everlasting events, you already know what happened next — family members like Linda Walker, Henry Walker and Ursula Miller shouted out their graduates’ names before they were politely asked to leave.

It wasn’t until a few weeks later that these three (and one other) were served court papers — issues for their arrest after the superintendent files charges for disturbing the peace. As Henry Walker puts it, “The fact that I might have to bond out of jail, pay court costs, or a $500 fine for expressing my love, it’s ridiculous man.”

Check out WGN-TV Chicago‘s video below:

[h/t WGN-TV Chicago]
[Image via screengrab]

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